Average Teacher Salary in Jackson County Schools

The average teacher salary in Jackson County Schools is $37,898.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $21,120 $16,320 $17,850 $20,210 $23,540 $26,630
Kindergarten $42,300 $31,840 $36,160 $41,220 $48,460 $56,360
Elementary $41,120 $29,950 $34,620 $40,430 $47,570 $53,270
Middle school $41,280 $30,920 $35,120 $40,790 $47,230 $52,480
High school $43,670 $30,740 $36,690 $43,570 $50,980 $58,100

How to Become a Teacher in Jackson County Schools

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General Facts

  • Staff: 541
  • Full time teachers: 262
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 10 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 88
  • Instructional Coordinators: 8
  • Elementary Teachers: 180
  • Kindergarten Teachers: not available
  • Pre-K Teachers: not available
  • High School Teachers: 79
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 3,544

Financial Statistics for Jackson County Schools

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $11,639,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $20,978,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $3,427,000
  • Total revenue: $36,044,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $20,096,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $21,530,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $5,239,000
  • Expenditures per student: $10,000
  • Total expenditures: $33,738,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $11,353,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $2,766,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Jackson County Schools

Elementary Schools within the Jackson County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Blue Ridge School
95 Bobcat Dr
Cashiers, NC 28717
828-743-2646
  • Total: 186
  • Kindergarten: 34
  • 1st grade: 27
  • 2nd grade: 32
  • 3rd grade: 20
  • 4th grade: 22
  • 5th grade: 22
  • 6th grade: 29
13 to 1 14 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Cullowhee Valley School
240 Wisdom Dr
Cullowhee, NC 28723
828-293-5667
  • Total: 691
  • Kindergarten: 87
  • 1st grade: 67
  • 2nd grade: 90
  • 3rd grade: 82
  • 4th grade: 84
  • 5th grade: 82
  • 6th grade: 68
  • 7th grade: 67
  • 8th grade: 64
16 to 1 42 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Fairview Elementary
251 Big Orange Way
Sylva, NC 28779
828-586-2819
  • Total: 741
  • Kindergarten: 94
  • 1st grade: 86
  • 2nd grade: 87
  • 3rd grade: 81
  • 4th grade: 79
  • 5th grade: 76
  • 6th grade: 91
  • 7th grade: 79
  • 8th grade: 68
16 to 1 47 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Jackson County School Of Alternative
3766 Skyland Dr
Sylva, NC 28779
828-586-4328
  • Total: 108
  • 1st grade: 1
  • 2nd grade: 3
  • 3rd grade: 2
  • 4th grade: 5
  • 5th grade: 4
  • 6th grade: 7
  • 7th grade: 11
  • 8th grade: 9
  • 9th grade: 5
  • 10th grade: 15
  • 11th grade: 25
  • 12th grade: 21
8 to 1 13 1st Grade 12th Grade
Scotts Creek Elementary
516 Parris Branch
Sylva, NC 28779
828-631-2740
  • Total: 527
  • Kindergarten: 75
  • 1st grade: 65
  • 2nd grade: 56
  • 3rd grade: 58
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 53
  • 6th grade: 50
  • 7th grade: 62
  • 8th grade: 47
16 to 1 32 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Smokey Mountain Elementary
884 Us Hwy 441n
Whittier, NC 28789
828-497-5535
  • Total: 424
  • Kindergarten: 41
  • 1st grade: 44
  • 2nd grade: 55
  • 3rd grade: 56
  • 4th grade: 58
  • 5th grade: 51
  • 6th grade: 45
  • 7th grade: 33
  • 8th grade: 41
14 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 8th Grade

Middle Schools within the Jackson County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Cullowhee Valley School
240 Wisdom Dr
Cullowhee, NC 28723
828-293-5667
  • Total: 691
  • Kindergarten: 87
  • 1st grade: 67
  • 2nd grade: 90
  • 3rd grade: 82
  • 4th grade: 84
  • 5th grade: 82
  • 6th grade: 68
  • 7th grade: 67
  • 8th grade: 64
16 to 1 42 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Fairview Elementary
251 Big Orange Way
Sylva, NC 28779
828-586-2819
  • Total: 741
  • Kindergarten: 94
  • 1st grade: 86
  • 2nd grade: 87
  • 3rd grade: 81
  • 4th grade: 79
  • 5th grade: 76
  • 6th grade: 91
  • 7th grade: 79
  • 8th grade: 68
16 to 1 47 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Scotts Creek Elementary
516 Parris Branch
Sylva, NC 28779
828-631-2740
  • Total: 527
  • Kindergarten: 75
  • 1st grade: 65
  • 2nd grade: 56
  • 3rd grade: 58
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 53
  • 6th grade: 50
  • 7th grade: 62
  • 8th grade: 47
16 to 1 32 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Smokey Mountain Elementary
884 Us Hwy 441n
Whittier, NC 28789
828-497-5535
  • Total: 424
  • Kindergarten: 41
  • 1st grade: 44
  • 2nd grade: 55
  • 3rd grade: 56
  • 4th grade: 58
  • 5th grade: 51
  • 6th grade: 45
  • 7th grade: 33
  • 8th grade: 41
14 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 8th Grade

High Schools within the Jackson County Schools

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Jackson County School Of Alternative
3766 Skyland Dr
Sylva, NC 28779
828-586-4328
  • Total: 108
  • 1st grade: 1
  • 2nd grade: 3
  • 3rd grade: 2
  • 4th grade: 5
  • 5th grade: 4
  • 6th grade: 7
  • 7th grade: 11
  • 8th grade: 9
  • 9th grade: 5
  • 10th grade: 15
  • 11th grade: 25
  • 12th grade: 21
8 to 1 13 1st Grade 12th Grade
Smoky Mountain High
100 Smoky Mountain Dr
Sylva, NC 28779
828-586-2177
  • Total: 867
  • 9th grade: 226
  • 10th grade: 221
  • 11th grade: 233
  • 12th grade: 187
14 to 1 62 9th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $18,057
  • Median family income: $41,929
  • Median male income: $20,905
  • Median female income: $13,071
  • Median income of a renter: $20,168
  • Median income of a home owner: $39,578
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    1,925 1,730 1,850 1,645 645